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Magic outlast 76ers in Butler’s debut

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Newly acquired Jimmy Butler made his debut with the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night. However, things did not go as planned, as the team lost to the Orlando Magic.

The Magic won 111-106 over the 76ers at Amway Center in Orlando, Florida.

Orlando is 7-8 on the season. However, they improved to 4-5 at home.

The Magic now has a one-game win streak as they lost to the Washington Wizards, 117-109, in their last game.

Orlando Magic forward Nikola Vucevic being defended by Philadelphia 76ers' Amir Johnson
Nikola Vucevic being defended by Philadelphia 76ers’ Amir Johnson (Getty Images)

Philadelphia fell to 9-7 on the season. They are now 2-7 on the road.

The 76ers are on a one-game losing streak after defeating the Miami Heat in their last game, 124-114.

Butler was acquired from the 76ers officially on Monday in a trade with the Minnesota Timberwolves. Philadelphia also received Josh Patton in the package.

The 76ers sent Jerryd Bayless, Robert Covington, and Dario Šarić, along with a 2022 second-round draft pick, to Minnesota.

Nikola Vučević led the Magic with 30 points. He also had eight rebounds, four assists, and two steals.

He was one of five Orlando players, who scored in double-figures. Aaron Gordon added 17 points, while Terrence Ross had 15 points and Jonathon Simmons contributed 12 points. Wesley Iwundu had 11 points.

The Magic had 40 bench points. Ross led the bench with his 15 points. He also had seven rebounds, one assist, and one steal.

J.J. Redick led the 76ers with 22 points. He also had four rebounds and six assists.

Redick was one of four Philadelphia players, who scored in double-figures. Joel Embiid added 19 points, while Wilson Chandler and Butler contributed 14 points each.

The 76ers had just 20 bench points. Markelle Fultz led the bench with eight points. He also had three rebounds and two assists.


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